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Hey i have a radiator leakin which is has very tiny leak under by the oil pan/transmission it is leakin, i dont kno wat even wrong w it, i need help and tell me wat to do w it..

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  • nick pat Sep 22, 2008

    this is me nick pat.... radiator is not leakin but the antifreezer is leakin under by oil pan/transmission.. so i replaced the head gasket, altnerator, radiator, heat/cooler cores, belt, water pump, and coolant hoses... now it is leakin by under.. i dont even kno wat wrong w it,, tell me wat wrong w it?

  • nick pat Sep 22, 2008

    it is 2.2L v4

  • nick pat Sep 22, 2008

    by where, freezer plug?

  • nick pat Sep 22, 2008

    umm.. i cant see the alum circle, do i have to take head out from motor? or oil pan? or just let me kno

  • nick pat Sep 22, 2008

    the freezer plug n hose r fine i checked on em, and i can see the transmission cap by bottom the motor, i can see the each bolts and i saw one hole is leaking.. i think it is cracked from there... do i have to get thing fix,, i cannot fix,, i dont kno how...

  • nick pat Sep 22, 2008

    when i started my car, i see the muffler came smoking white out so long and i dont even kno wat even wrong

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If the leak is a small crack in the radiator itself, you can likely seal it with JB Weld or a similar temperature-resistant epoxy. If it's a large crack, you're better off in the long run replacing the radiator. If it's a split hose, replace the hose - don't try and patch it since it's flexible and under vibration of the engine, you stand to find that the seal will likely fail and you'll start leaking again.

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Okay, wipe everything down once it has all cooled down and observe where every and any thing is leaking from and we can go from there.

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    bryant smith Sep 22, 2008

    what engine is in the car?

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    bryant smith Sep 22, 2008

    did you wipe it all down to see if the fluid is trickling down a hose? maybe a freeze plug gone bad?

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    bryant smith Sep 22, 2008

    the freeze plug is a little (bigger than a half dollar) brass, aluminum circle that is located in the block of the engine.

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    bryant smith Sep 22, 2008

    no, you shouldn't have to. but you may need to be looking from the under carriage. you might need to raise the car and get down under looking up.

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